In recent days, there has been a lot of talk about the uncertainties on the Parisian side. Indeed, internally, we would be rather worried about the physical form and the recent level of certain players, including Sergio Ramos, Neymar and Renato Sanches. While the month of February promises to be more than intense for the Parisians, Christophe Galtier knows that he will need the best version of each of his players.
But on the side of Bayern, the rival of PSG in the knockout stages of the Champions League, it is not necessarily better. Neuer is already HS, and Sadio Mané is very uncertain for example. Anyway, the results of the team led by Julian Nagelsmann since the resumption of the Bundesliga are starting to worry supporters. Two 1-1 draws against Leipzig and Cologne, the latter snatched in the last moments of the game.
We are already hitting the table in Munich
Enough to react strongly Hasan Salihamidzic, the sports director of the reigning German champion. “It is high time that we change gear, that we start the matches in the same way as what we did in the second half, that we understand that it is now about the championship . I have the impression that it is not yet the case ”he launched, before tackling Serge Gnabry, present at Paris Fashion Week during a day off: “It’s amateurism, exactly what Bayern is not. A free day is made to rest, to be able to give it your all for the next match..
“Of course, two points in the first two games are not enough to satisfy us”, for his part explained the coach. Unaccustomed to chaining two poor performances, the leader of the Bundesliga notably showed some problems with concentration and marking on set pieces. PSG therefore knows how to go about hurting the Bavarians. At the same time, Toni Tapalovic, hitherto goalkeeping coach, has been dismissed by Nagelsmann after revealing confidential information concerning discussions between the staff and the players. So tense climate…